Saturday, 30 December 2017

Chaplin’s childhood home up for sale – South London News

Chaplin’s childhood home up for sale – South London News
... The property in Methley Street, Kennington, is one of several in South London associated with the man who would become one of the highest earners in the world when he left to write, direct and star in movies in America. ... Chaplin’s years in Kennington were the most turbulent of his life. His father had walked out after Hannah’s affair with another performer, Leo Dryden, was revealed. She had no income, other than occasional nursing and dressmaking, and Charlie was sent to Lambeth Workhouse when he was seven. ... Kennington was then a very poor neighbourhood, scarcely altered from the squalour Charles Dickens recalled in Oliver Twist. ...

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Tube, Overground, TfL Rail, DLR & Tram status updates - Transport for London

Tube, Overground, TfL Rail, DLR & Tram status updates - Transport for London
Northern Part closure

Northern line
On Friday 22 December, there will be no Charing Cross branch trains between Charing Cross and Stockwell from approximately 00:00 until 02:00 on Friday night / Saturday morning. This is in preparation for the Northern line extension

On Monday 1 January 2018, there will be no service between Charing Cross and Kennington from18:00 to prepare for the Northern line extension.     

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Fallon aide accused of groping at Xmas party

Fallon aide accused of groping at Xmas party
... Richard Holden is said to have groped the alleged victim, in her 20s, during the bash at his home in Kennington, south London, on December 17 last year. ...

The Bank station upgrade is running behind schedule and over budget | City A.M.

The Bank station upgrade is running behind schedule and over budget | City A.M.
... Closures are expected to be from April to May in 2020, with the line closed in both directions Moorgate to Kennington, and from May to August that year, with northbound trains not stopping at Bank and the southbound line closed Moorgate to Kennington. ...

Tories' Brexit bonfire of red tape poses serious risk to our air quality | LabourList

Tories' Brexit bonfire of red tape poses serious risk to our air quality | LabourList
... My home borough of Lambeth is among the worst performing areas in London for air quality. Brixton Road in Kennington, for example, is one of the worst offending areas in the entire city, with levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) edging near double the recommended limit. High levels of NO2 can lead towards asthma, heart problems and even cancer. ...

Which Monarch Has The Most Cool Stuff In London Named For Them? | Londonist

Which Monarch Has The Most Cool Stuff In London Named For Them? | Londonist
... Still, England's longest reigning Anglo-Saxon king can still be spotted in a few parts of London, most notably around Kennington. There, he has an estate and a nursery named after him. ...

Collins Adesoji and Bujwawne Brooks: London gang members who mounted pavement to commit terror-style car attack face jail | talkRADIO

Collins Adesoji and Bujwawne Brooks: London gang members who mounted pavement to commit terror-style car attack face jail | talkRADIO
... Adesoji, of Kennington and Brooks, of West Norwood have been remanded for sentencing at the Old Bailey next month. ... "This resulted in a young teenager being stabbed in Kennington and a violent attack in Brixton on a young man who, as is so often the case, was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. ... 

Cinema museum fate in the balance as owners decide who can buy building – South London News

Cinema museum fate in the balance as owners decide who can buy building – South London News
... The Cinema Museum in Kennington, which won the Time Out Love London award two years ago, has been threatened with eviction from its building in Dugard Way, Lambeth. ...

A shot in time: Tottenham and Manchester United from 1972 | Daily Mail Online

A shot in time: Tottenham and Manchester United from 1972 | Daily Mail Online
... This sort of dedication could be labelled ‘savage enthusiasm’, which happens to be the title of a new book by Paul Brown on the history of football fans. Brown takes his title from a report in the Pall Mall Gazette of the 1888 FA Cup final between West Bromwich Albion and Preston North End at the Kennington Oval in London.
There were 20,000 there, up from 2,000 in the previous decade, as football’s popularity mushroomed. The report referred to interest in the result far beyond Kennington — ‘in dozens of murky towns in Lancashire, Yorkshire and the Midlands, to say nothing of Scotland’. By 1901 there would be more than 110,000 for the Tottenham v Sheffield United final at Crystal Palace. ...

Sherlock star Rupert Graves to make directorial stage debut in London - WhatsOnStage.com

Sherlock star Rupert Graves to make directorial stage debut in London - WhatsOnStage.com
... The actor, who played DI Lestrade in Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss', is to direct Philip Goodhew's The Ungrateful Biped at the White Bear Theatre in Kennington. ...

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Mums tell stories of losing sons to knife crime in Parliament meeting - Southwark News

Mums tell stories of losing sons to knife crime in Parliament meeting - Southwark News
... Ms Kamara, whose son Mohamed died aged sixteen after he was stabbed at the Newington Estate, in Kennington, two years ago, said stop and search could save “many young lives on the streets of London”. ...

Lambeth Council recommends dismissing Herne Hill Forum as designated organisation as territorial disputes surface

Lambeth Council recommends dismissing Herne Hill Forum as designated organisation as territorial disputes surface
... Lambeth is currently served by Norwood Planning Assembly Neighbourhood Forum; Tulse Hill Neighbourhood Forum; Kennington, Oval and Vauxhall Neighbourhood Forum and South Bank and Waterloo Neighbours Forum. ...